Misquoted – Again!

At least this time it wasn’t me – it was my partner Seth Levine.  In Seth’s post titled Setting the record straight he discusses a USA Today article in which he is quoted about TechStars and Y Combinator.

When I read the article (I got several copies of it immediately after it came out via my search feeds on “Seth Levine” and “TechStars”) I burst out laughing.  My first thought was “boy – Seth is going to be embarrassed and annoyed when he reads this.”  I knew that the quote was wrong – in fact – it was about 180 degrees wrong.

I sent Seth a friendly note (as friendly as partners who love to tease each other can do) and suggested he write a post with his point of view since I expected if any of the TechStars guys read it they’d be confused, especially since Seth has been a big supporter of a few of the TechStars teams.

Seth intelligently ended with a lesson I learned a long time ago after being misquoted for the 4,327th time.

I will not do interviews over the phone. I will not do interviews over the phone.
I will not do interviews over the phone. I will not do interviews over the phone.
I will not do interviews over the phone. I will not do interviews over the phone.
I will not do interviews over the phone. I will not do interviews over the phone.
I will not do interviews over the phone. I will not do interviews over the phone.
I will not do interviews over the phone. I will not do interviews over the phone.